Responsible for the overall operation of the department. Responsible for orientating, evaluating, and documenting performance of testing personnel. Establishes, maintains, and revises departmental policies and procedures to include departmental programs, quality control, quality assurance, and safety. Oversee and reviews patient test results, quality control results, and takes remedial action when indicated. Maintains departmental expenses and productivity as budgeted.
I. Hires and directs departmental staff in the performance of their duties.
II. Oversees and maintains the following departmental programs
III. Utilizes the following tools to manage departmental resources
IV. Utilizes technical skills and abilities to perform laboratory testing.
V. Performs miscellaneous duties and/or special projects as assigned
Scope: Promotes quality relations and creates supportive climate by serving as a role model. Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory. Adheres to and enforces prescribed laboratory safety policies and regulations. Works independently with minimal direction. Functions as a liaison between the laboratory and the laboratory customers. Operates general laboratory equipment, including but not limited to: telephones, computer keyboards and CRT, automated analyzers, centrifuges, microscopes, manual and automated pipettes. Effectively communicates via written, verbal, face-to-face, telephone, and computer methods.
Education: BS in Medical Technology (Chemical, Physical, Biological, or Clinical Laboratory Science); OR qualifies as a supervisor under current CLIA regulations
Certification: Certified in the area of Clinical Laboratory Science by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Minimum – Six (6) years of laboratory training or experience or both in a laboratory performing high complexity testing. If posseses a masters degree, must have four (4) years of laboratory training or experience or both in a laboratory performing high complexity testing.
Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical reports. Ability to write accurate and concise clinical documents, memos, and required correspondence. Ability to collect and analyze data using statistical methods. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and with laboratory customers.
Reports to the Laboratory Technical Operations Manager/VP of Operations
Positions supervised – Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Laboratory Assistants
Physical Requirements: Requires light to medium lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires manipulation of tools, objects, and equipment using the following physical motions: pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching above shoulder height, grasping with both hands, pinching with thumb and forefinger, twisting with hand and wrist, climbing under, lifting up, lifting down, and reaching under. Routinely requires coordination of two or more physical operations. Routinely requires visual discrimination of color, size, shape, and motility. Requires the ability to hear audible alarms on temperature monitored equipment and automated analyzers.
Environmental Demands: Works in temperature controlled environment with constant exposure to biological and chemical hazards. May be required to operate fire and safety equipment or follow other safety procedures in an emergency situation. May be required to work with time constraints and in crisis situations.